Joliet Construction Law Lawyer
MARK S. KAWINSKI: Born Oak Lawn, Illinois, June 15, 1964; admitted to Bar 1991, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: University of Oklahoma (B.S. 1986); Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. 1991). Member: DuPage County, Kankakee County, Kane County, Will County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations. Past attorney for the Village of Glenwood Park District. Attorney for the Heatherstone Homeowners Association. Chair Certified Arbitrator for Will and DuPage Counties. Foundation Board Member of The Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Member of the Knights of Columbus, Board Member of The Galaxy Soccer Club of Naperville and The Joliet City Center Partnership. Mr. Kawinski has tried in excess of 50 jury trials.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
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It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.